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Submitted: 29 April 2019 Modified: 29 April 2019
HERDIN Record #: 108948-19042909545848

Nutrition-related Corporate Social Responsibility Programs of Selected Corporations in the Philippines.

Rosemarie  . Marges,
Ma. Theresa  Talavera,
Normahitta P. Gordoncillo,
Loida  E. Mojica

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BACKGROUND: Solving a multi-faceted problem like malnutrition, with causes cutting across a number of sectors, requires a combination of efforts and programs. Many corporations have embarked on programs that can contribute to the reduction of malnutrition.

OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe and analyze the nutrition-related Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programs of six corporations and their contribution to reducing malnutrition.

METHODS: This study gathered data using a self-administered, pretested questionnaire and interviews with representatives from six corporations. Data were analyzed by profiling and characterizing the CSR programs according to five parameters and the programs' overall contribution to nutrition improvement.

RESULTS: Corporations in the food and beverage industry implements the most number of nutrition-related CSR programs and are mostly focused on nutrition-specific interventions. The corporations were found to implement programs that are appropriate and effective.

CONCLUSION: The CSR programs have the capacity to contribute to nutrition improvement by being able to address some of the immediate, underlying, and basic causes of malnutrition.

Publication Type
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development
Publication Date
January-March 2019
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